Not only does good detailing keep your car looking great, but it can also protect it from wear and tear. Especially when your car is used, you want to make sure you get the most out of the vehicle and keep it looking brand-new for the years to come. Check out the expert tips, tricks, and advice from Fred Beans on how to detail your used car.

Dual-Bucket Washing

You can never go wrong cleaning the exterior of your car the old-fashioned way with a bucket and a sponge. The best method is to use two buckets when you wash it. Use one with clean suds, and the other with clean water. Always rinse your cleaning mitt in clear water and wring it dry, then dip it into your suds. That way, you're never transferring dirt from your car into your suds and back to the car.

Invest in Microfiber

Don't just use an old towel or T-shirt to wash your car. Go with microfiber. Microfiber cloths will be more efficient, create less friction, and make for easier washing and drying. In addition, they won't be prone to scratching your car, which even a basic towel can do. Make sure you remove any labels before doing so.

Detailing Your Trim

After washing and drying, and before waxing, apply a specialized trim protectant product to your used car. The reason you want to do this is that wax and polish can stain your vehicle trim, and the protectant will repel the wax and prevent this from happening. Masking your trim is another strategy you can use to protect against wax and polish stains.

Wax On, Wax Off

We've all heard the cliché from that old 80s classic, The Karate Kid-and it rings true! Use two different methods to put the wax on your car and to wipe it off. Specifically, use a buffer to apply the wax to your vehicle, and then use a microfiber cloth to take it off.

Dual-Direction Drying

When you're drying the glass in your car, go in two directions. On the interior glass, your final wipe down should be horizontal, while on the outside, it should be vertical. This way, when you notice a streak, you'll know right away whether it's interior or exterior.

Have a Professional Detail Your Car

Of course, the best way to detail a car and make sure it always looks its best is to have a professional service take care of it. Fred Beans Used cars has a specialized auto detailing service for drivers in Doylestown, Philadelphia, Flemington, and Mechanicsburg to take care of your entire vehicle.

Our service will take care of your interior windows, carpet and upholstery, and deodorizing; the exterior with a full hand washing, wheel cleaning, tar removal, paint restoration, and more. We can even protect your fabric and leather, as well as your paint from wear, tear, and the elements. For more information on the Fred Beans car detailing service, give us a call or contact us online today.

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